Most viewed - JMSDF 1st Service School 海上自衛隊第1術科学校
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The Gun turret was a part of the main gunnery system of Battleship Mutsu and was transferred to Imperial Naval Academy for use as a study aide in 1935.160 views
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Battleship gun, life-size.115 views
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The Naval History Museum on Etajima has this outdoor display of one of the five midget submarines used in the Pearl Harbor attack.111 views
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One of the five midget submarines used in the Pearl Harbor attack. On display at the Naval History Museum on Etajima island, Hiroshima.104 views
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Projectile of a "Mutsu" class battleship.98 views
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The academy's most distinctive building is this Students’ Hall dubbed the "Red Brick Building." We weren't allowed to go inside. Etajima, Hiroshima.90 views
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Built in 1893 and used for classrooms and living quarters for students. Today, it is part of the Officer Candidate School and used as classrooms and students' living quarters. Etajima, Hiroshima.90 views
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Torpedoes90 views
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Ceremonial Hall. Built in 1917 and designed for holding ceremonies and moral education. One of the few buildings which we could enter. Etajima, Hiroshima.87 views
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Training boats81 views
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The midget sub displayed here was found in 1960 off Keehi Lagoon east of Pearl Harbor's entrance. The sub had been damaged by a depth charge attack and abandoned by its crew before it could fire its torpedoes.76 views
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They eventually found all five subs (the fifth one was finally found in 2009) used at Pearl Harbor. Two of them are on display. One of them is here and the other is at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas.76 views
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Training boats75 views
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Map of the Naval Academy or Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force First Service School (海上自衛隊第1術科学校).70 views
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Naval History Museum on Etajima. Built in 1936, the museum is substantial with detailed exhibits tracing Japan's naval history (including the Pearl Harbor attack). 67 views
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Torpedo bay of midget submarine used in Pearl Harbor attack.67 views
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Behind the midget sub used in Pearl Harbor, another different type of midget sub is displayed.67 views
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Midget sub's rudder and propeller.66 views
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The Naval Academy conducts free guided tours of the school 3 or 4 times a day. The tour takes you around the campus and allows you to enter a few of the imposing buildings.64 views
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It was subsequently salvaged and restored for display at Etajima in 1962. The front part of the sub was severed, so the front part was reconstructed by a Kure shipbuilder for this display.63 views
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Midget sub's conning tower and periscope. The sub had only two crew members.63 views
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From Hiroshima Station, it takes about 35 min. to Hiroshima Port via streetcar.61 views
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Hiroshima Port.57 views
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You cannot tour the Naval Academy on your own. You have to join the guided tour. There is a dress code: No miniskirts or provocative clothing by women.57 views
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This midget sub was transported by boat from Pearl Harbor to Yokosuka (Kanagawa Pref.), then to Etajima in 1961.57 views
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A projectile used by battleship Yamato during WWⅡ.57 views
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Shipbuilding on Etajima, Hiroshima.56 views
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Inside our boat to Kure from Etajima.56 views
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Models of navy warships.55 views
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A few islands in the Seto Inland Sea on the way to Kure. In Kure, we visited the Yamato Museum.55 views
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Hiroshima Port.54 views
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Boat for Etajima island, a short boat ride from Hiroshima Port. 54 views
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Last stop on the tour was the Etajima Club where there is a gift shop, restaurant, and this small museum on the 2nd floor.54 views
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Japanese navy rising sun flag54 views
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Leaving Hiroshima Port for Etajima island. This is a cargo ship for vehicles called Genuine Ace.53 views
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Entrance to the Naval Academy on Etajima.53 views
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Stand for gatherings.53 views
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About this midget sub: Length: 23.9 meters, Weight: 46 tons, Inner diameter: 1.85 meter, Underwater speed: 19 knots (600 horsepower)53 views
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Hiroshima Port as seen from a dock.51 views
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Hiroshima Port.51 views
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Approaching Etajima's Koyo Port. 51 views
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Reservations are not required, but you have to get there and sign up 5 min. before the 90-min. tour starts.51 views
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Inside the Ceremonial Hall. It can fit 2,000 people.51 views
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On the way to Kure.50 views
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Front Pier. This is considered the school's front gate instead of the gate on land. Officer Candidate School graduates are sent off here by school staff and a military band and transferred to a training fleet anchored offshore in Etauchi inlet.49 views
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Projectile used in Japan-China War in 1894.49 views
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Etajima's Koyo Port. 48 views
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Two Naval Academy students served as our tour guide.48 views
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Ceremonial Hall48 views
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Students' Hall west wing. Built in 1938, it is used as the main students’ hall of the First Service School.48 views
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Etajima Club exhibition room.48 views
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From Koyo Port, take a bus for a 5-min. ride to the Naval Academy. Or take a taxi if a bus is not available.47 views
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The academy's pine tree trunks grow straight up. They say that even the pine trees stand at attention at the school.47 views
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Kure across the Inland Sea.47 views
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Kure is a short boat ride from Etajima.47 views
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Boat for Etajima island. From Hiroshima Port, it takes about 25 min. to Etajima's Koyo Port, closest to the Naval Academy.46 views
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Etajima also has shipbuilding facilities.46 views
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Stage inside the Ceremonial Hall.46 views
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The lights look like a ship's wheel on the ceiling of the Ceremonial Hall.46 views
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Students' Hall west wing. We weren't allowed to enter this building. The Academy also has female students, but after graduating they do not serve on navy ships. They work only on land.45 views
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Back at Koyo Port to board this boat for Kure, across the Seto Inland Sea.45 views
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Leaving Koyo Port, Etajima.45 views
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Hiroshima Port.44 views
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Etajima island in view.44 views
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Koyo Port on Etajima, Hiroshima.44 views
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Our boat for Kure from Etajima island.43 views
     
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